One year ago today, I became the happiest woman in the world when I married my best friend. Andy, I am so proud to be your wife and I look forward to what the future has in store for us.
The Art of a Good Marriage by Wilferd Arlan Peterson
Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created.
In marriage the little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted;
the courtship should not end with the honeymoon, it should continue through the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice,
but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation
and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow old.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal,
dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.
Photography: Laura Murray Photography | Floral & Event Design: Lauryl Lane | Day of Coordination: Pink Champagne Events | Dress: Claire Pettibone | Bowties: Hand Made | Venue: T Lazy 7 Ranch | Invitations: Flourish Letterpress | Calligraphy: Victoria Hoke Lane
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